Key Terms - • Compression shortens and thickens the crust...

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Geol 101 Ch 13 Key Terms/Notes 26/09/2007 12:33:00 Why are continents high and oceans low? (13.1) 29% of Earth’s surface is land 71% is ocean Principle of Isostasy o Explains variations in surface elevations in terms of the type and  thickness of underlying crust Crust floats on the top of the mantle  How Does Isostasy Relate to Active Geologic Processes?
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Unformatted text preview: • Compression shortens and thickens the crust by plastic flow in the lower crust and forms reverse and thrust faults in the upper crust • Glacial Rebound o Elastic flexural isostatic adjustment is still taking place ← 26/09/2007 12:33:00 ← 26/09/2007 12:33:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course GEOL 101 taught by Professor Olinsky during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.

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